Timmy the Tail-less Superb Fairy-wren: Episode IV A New Hope

Its all the rage against isn’t it.  Star Wars.

Still remember sitting spell-bound in the theatre watching the sheer bulk of the Star Destroyer that seemed to go on and on.

So we segue way to Timmy.   We last left our hero looking much better with his new appendage appearing in fine form.

Today’s visit showed he had continued to grow the tail, and we learned a few new things about his life.  Firstly he and several of the females are carrying food in to the bush where the nest is located.  I’ve not been given privilege to go see, so can’t confirm what is going on in there.

Perhaps they are not feeding young, but rather keeping the nesting female well supplied in food.
Secondly his tail has started to come on quite nicely, and he still can hammer out a song.
And thirdly.  As its gotten bigger, so has his territorial aspirations.
Today saw him take quite a number of forays into Tommy the Tailful’s territory.  Timmy was able to advance about 10-15m more that last week, and even has established for himself a couple of calling posts, so this seemingly disadvantaged lad has made good.

Timmy seems to have accepted my being in the area, and is able to use the closest perches without the least concern for my being there.

Enjoy a good visit, we did.

They seem to be quite busy with food delivery to the nest site.
They seem to be quite busy with food delivery to the nest site.
He spent a lot of the morning delivering food.
He spent a lot of the morning delivering food.
Not the best angle, but you can see the tail is coming along nicely
Not the best angle, but you can see the tail is coming along nicely
“Who are you calling Short Tail?”
Hey, can you hear me over there.
Hey, can you hear me over there.
This is the favourite perch. He commands the area from here.
This is the favourite perch. He commands the area from here.
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2 thoughts on “Timmy the Tail-less Superb Fairy-wren: Episode IV A New Hope

  1. Hooray for Timmy! This is a great story – it could be a wonderful children’s book, just saying! Beautiful photos and a beautiful Timmy. Thanks for sharing this.

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